Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives.
Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of house of republicans trying to over turn obama's care. >> they're trying to do something over and over but expecting the same result. trying to hurt the american people because they don't agree on something that's upheld and decided. >> estimated of 40 million americans are unensured of the medicare act. coverage will begin january 1st. >>> alameda county officials reached out to promote wellness and places that can use a boost. community meeting focused on helping people and those are uncorporated area that's south of san leandro and problems there including obesity and teens's pregnancy that's aimed at kids. >> the folks that live here, they know the community better than we do and the hot spots are and the troubled areas and for example if it is a bad intersection or they know there is certain gang activity that happened in certain part that we don't necessarily know. >> today's meeting to develop a health and wellness plan that'll become apart of the county's plan. >>> plus, what amanda knox is refusing what to do ahead of her roommate's death. >>> the >>> continuing coverage o civ
Aug 9, 2013 10:00pm PDT
last week. a separate threat caused a separate embassy to be closed yesterday. >>> president obama hosted a news conference and he promised transparency on the phone surveillance program but he also said he would not stop it. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter: president obama says he will work with congress to improve privacy protections within the national security agencies surveillance programs. part of the changes will better explain to the public how they work. more transparent and an independence group reviewing the program. >> all these steps are designed to ensure that the american people can trust that our efforts are in line with our interests and our values. >>> spokesman for republican house speaker john boehner says the president has been quiet on these controversial programs for too long. and while transparency is important, he says it must not compromise the program. priority must be saving american lives not saving face. the president made this rare solo appearance in the east room of the white house taking questions from reporter
Aug 23, 2013 10:00pm PDT
forces, president obama called it a big event of grave concerns and said he has shortened the time frame. the pentagon is moving naval forces closer to syria in case the president calls for a move. >>> and nasdaq picked up 19 today. microsoft ceo steve balmer says he will retire during the next 12 months. he helped make gates make microsoft the giant that it once was. critics say microsoft has failed to embrace the mobile market. its shares rose 9% following today's news following news that balmer would leave. >>> and facebook shares have jumped more than 50% in about a month since it reported growth in mobile ads revenue. >>> the penalty a bay area grocery store chain has agreed to pay. >> plus. >> we would be opposed to any business that brings noise and traffic and congestion. >> mounting opposition to a facility that promises to help others. >> but first, a small plane crash near a northern california golf course. see who jumped into action to help the people inside. >> get ktvu news to go. click on the live icon and watch all of our newscasts live on your mobile device. look at 'em